Roderick Strong reveals he almost retired 10 years ago

Roderick Strong has found a lot of success during his time in NXT. He is part of the Undisputed Era and also the NXT North American Champion. However, this might not have happened to him at all.



Strong spoke After The Bell, where he revealed that he was close to quitting professional wrestling a decade ago. Things were simply not going his way, but he did not give up. Here is what he said:

“And I think it was about 2008 into 2009 a little bit, I kind of contemplated, ‘I don’t know if I necessarily really want to do this anymore.’ Not like I was jealous of all the other guys’ success; I just felt personally that I’m in the same league as them, and I wanted the opportunity to show the word. And you know, it was a small stretch of time, I’d say just a few months, but after that I kind of had a ‘come to Jesus’ meeting with myself, and looked in the mirror and said, ‘You know, your path has always been different, and it’s going to continue to be different. And eventually when you get the opportunity, you’re going to make the most of it.’ And here I am today.”

We will have to see how WWE continues to book Strong, as he competes in high-level matches in NXT.

h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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